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Protein in ‘Good Cholesterol’ May Be a Key to Treating Pulmonary Hypertension


Oxidized lipids are known to play a key role in inflaming blood vessels and hardening arteries, which causes diseases like atherosclerosis. A new study at UCLA demonstrates that they may also contribute to pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung...
27-Aug-2014 4:25 PM EDT

Knowledge is Power: UCLA Study Finds Men who are Uneducated About their Prostate Cancer Have Difficulty Making Good Treatment Choices

They say knowledge is power, and a new UCLA study has shown this is definitely the case when it comes to men making the best decisions about how to treat their prostate cancer.
26-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Study Identifies Protein that Helps Prevent Active Tuberculosis in Infected Patients

A UCLA-led study has identified a protein that appears to play a key role in protecting people infected with the tuberculosis bacteria from developing the active form of the disease. The findings could help doctors identify people who are at the...
18-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Providing Futile Treatment Prevents Other Patients From Receiving the Critical Care They Need


Providing futile treatment in the intensive care unit sets off a chain reaction that causes other ill patients needing medical attention to wait for critical care beds, according to a study by researchers from UCLA and RAND Health.
19-Aug-2014 7:00 PM EDT

New Vaccine Shows Promise as Stronger Weapon Against Both Tuberculosis and Leprosy


A variant of the century-old vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guerin is superior to BCG in protecting against tuberculosis in animal models, and also cross protects against leprosy. Boosting that variant with a protein found in both TB and leprosy provides...
19-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Implantable Heart Devices Result in Similar Survival Benefits Among Ethnic, Racial Groups

Racial and ethnic minorities who receive implantable devices to treat heart failure derive the same substantial survival benefit from these therapies as white patients, new UCLA-led research shows. While national heart organizations recommend use...
15-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

To Eat or Not to Eat: New Disposable Biosensor May Help Physicians Determine Which Patients Can Safely Be Fed Following Surgery


A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten...
7-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

U.S. Medical Schools Urged to Increase Enrollment of Undocumented Immigrants

Medical schools should increase their enrollment of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. under the federal DACA program who are seeking access to the medical professions. These students are often highly motivated and qualified and can help alleviate...
6-Aug-2014 6:45 PM EDT

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Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

Have a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day: Gift, Food and Activity Ideas from UCLA Experts

UCLA medical experts provide heart healthy gift, food and activity ideas for Valentine's Day.
22-Jan-2010 1:00 PM EST

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